MN Dog and Cat Breeders Act Aims to Regulate Breeders
Minnesota Senate Bill 121, known as the Dog and Cat Breeders Bill, has been introduced by Senators Betzold and Koering. It seeks to establish breeder licensing, inspection of all "kennels", and unproven care standards. If passed and signed into law, the changes imposed by this bill would have a profound impact on dog breeders in […] | January 24, 2007
VA Mandatory Sterilization Bill Tabled
Virginia House Bill 1853 was tabled yesterday by the House Agriculture, Chesapeake and Natural Resources Committee. This effectively ends consideration of the bill for the 2007 Virginia legislative session. HB 1853, introduced by Delegate Robert J. Wittman, would have required mandatory sterilization of dogs and cats purchased from a dealer or adopted from a releasing […] | January 18, 2007
Davidson County, NC to Consider Mandatory Spay/Neuter
The Davidson County Board of Commissioners will meet February 13th to discuss a proposal to require all dogs over the age of six months to be spayed or neutered unless their owner purchases a $100 intact animal permit. Concerned fanciers and dog owners are asked to attend the February 13th meeting or write a letter […] | January 17, 2007
Louisville Enacts Major Changes to Animal Control Law
Mayor Jerry Abramson has signed into law major changes to the Louisville Animal Control Ordinance and the news is not good for fanciers, breeders and responsible animal owners. The provisions in the ordinance contain a pet limit, severe restrictions on the keeping of intact animals, licensing of in-home kennels, extreme differential licensing and vague definitions. […] | January 4, 2007
Louisville Adopts Restrictive Animal Control Ordinance
UPDATE! The Louisville Metro Council has approved changes to their animal control ordinance. The proposal was amended by the full council to remove the breed-specific language. However, the measure will still negatively impact fanciers, breeders and responsible dog owners by enacting pet limits, requiring expensive intact animal licenses and inspections of home kennels. Concerned dog […] | December 22, 2006
Update: Ohio Breeders Bill (HB 606)
Ohio State Representative Jim Hughes introduced a substitute House Bill 606 before the State Government Committee on December 7th. The original bill set the threshold for licensure as an establishment that keeps, houses, and maintains nine or more adult dogs. Rep. Hughes' substitute bill modifies the definition of those covered by the licensure requirement as […] | December 13, 2006
Tacoma to Consider Mandatory Spay/Neuter December 12th
The Tacoma City Council will meet December 12th to discuss a proposal to require all dogs to be spayed or neutered unless their owner purchases a $55 intact animal license and a breeder’s license. The fee for the breeder’s license has not yet been established and it will be required even if an owner does […] | November 30, 2006
The Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act Passes the House of Representatives
On Monday, September 13th the United States House of Representatives voted to approve S. 3880, the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. The bill will now proceed to President Bush’s desk to be signed in to law. AKC Endorses the 'Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act'; Action Expected In Congressional 'Lame Duck' Session [Monday, November 13, 2006] The AKC […] | November 14, 2006
URGENT – Vote and Preserve Your Rights to Own and Breed Purebred Dogs
The AKC Canine Legislation Department reminds all fanciers and concerned dog owners to go to the polls tomorrow to make your voices heard. This year’s election is expected to be close at the federal level, but it is important to remember the impact of voting for your state and local leaders too, as these officials […] | November 6, 2006
Fourth-Annual AKC Lobby Day Held in Washington, D.C.
Congress welcomed purebred dog owners from across the country last week as part of the American Kennel Club’s fourth-annual Lobby Day. Hosted by the Canine Legislation Department, Lobby Day gives attendees a chance to learn more about issues that impact fanciers on the federal level. More importantly, participants are given an opportunity to carry the […] | October 4, 2006

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